Tricked out DWI Recliner Auctioned for $3,700

A crazy story out of Minnesota about a motorized recliner that was involved in a DWI incident:

Previous attempts by Proctor police to sell the chair were foiled — once when it was erroneously advertised on eBay as a La-Z-Boy model. Then in a do-over, the winning bidder backed out on his $10,999 offer. Kyte wouldn’t say any more about the latest winning bidder other than that he is stop by Friday to pick up the chair.Proceeds from the sale go to the Proctor Police Department.

Equipped with a stereo and a cup holder, the recliner was converted from a gasoline-powered lawnmower and has a steering wheel, headlights and power antenna. Police estimate that it can top out at 15 to 20 miles per hour.

The recliner’s former owner, Dennis Leroy Anderson of Proctor, pleaded guilty to hopping on the chair one night in August 2008, after visiting a bar in town, then crashing into a car in the parking lot. Anderson’s blood alcohol content was 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.

Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.